When You Move Your People’s Cheese

Want to suck the motivation out of your people? Move the goalposts on them. Change the rules mid-game enough times and I promise, even the most obstinately-positive of your employees will learn to give up. Have you read Spencer Johnson’s bestselling classic, Who Moved My Cheese? It’s all about how individuals deal with change. I have to […] Read moreRead More»

I Am No Visionary (And Neither Are You!)

I spend a lot of time reading people’s social media bios. I know, get a life. But people fascinate me, and I love the opportunity different social sites give us to see how someone describes themselves in a sentence or two. For a lifelong student of psychology, you can’t beat it with a stick. Now, […] Read moreRead More»

How To Become a “Forbes Power Influencer”

Wednesday, I received an unexpected early birthday present in the form of a tweet from my friend Vala Afshar,* congratulating me on hitting #16 on Forbes 50 Top Social Media Power Influencers. There are some amazing leaders on this list, many of whom I’ve befriended over the years, as well as a number I admire from afar. […] Read moreRead More»

Ted’s Twitter Follow-Back Policy

I’m going to share the policy I’ve been following since my first Tweet in April 2009. It works well for me. You can adopt this policy for yourself or not, as you wish. Ready? It’s really straightforward. I follow everyone back on Twitter. (Just about). There, that’s my policy. Here’s why: For whatever odd reason, Twitter […] Read moreRead More»

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